FSC Leadership Award Winners

2018 Winners recognized at Greenbuild in Chicago, IL.

FSC Leadership Awards celebrate forest owners, builders, architects, retailers, paper mills, manufacturers, environmental organizations and many others who contribute to the movement toward responsible sourcing and forest management.

View the 2018 press release here. Winners of the 2018 FSC Leadership Awards are as follows:

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

For managing more than 14.5 million acres of FSC-certified forest, the largest contiguous area certified in the world.

Burton Snowboards

For using 100% FSC-certified wood in its iconic line of snowboards, including the one used by Chloe Kim to win Gold at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Certified Wood Products, Inc.

For its pioneering efforts supplying FSC-certified building materials to construction projects across the United States and Canada for more than 17 years.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry

For achieving FSC certification for more than 20 years on 2.2 million acres of forestland, representing one of the largest expanses of wildland in the eastern United States.

Ecotrust Forest Management

For practicing ecological forest management on 70,000 acres of FSC-certified forest while delivering high-quality logs to the markets of Oregon and Washington.

The Forestland Group

For earning FSC certification on its entire portfolio of 1.8 million acres across 59 properties and 22 states, the first Timber Investment Management Organization (TIMO) in the world to do so.

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, Limberlost Forest & Wildlife Reserve, and Timmins Forest & Wildlife Reserve

For earning the first FSC Forest Management certification in Canada and maintaining it for 20 years, to supply responsibly sourced forest products and sustain the land for nature lovers.

JRA Green Building

For using FSC-certified wood as a core offering in every home it builds, and for certifying an entire house as an FSC Mix labeled product.

Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund

For an uncommon partnership that is engaging consumers about the importance of looking for the FSC label to support responsible forest management.

Knoll, Inc.

For serving as the largest contract supplier of FSC-certified furniture in the United States, offering FSC-certified wood as a standard component of its furniture.

The Nature Conservancy

For helping to build FSC’s reach, credibility and impact as a certified forest manager across 375,000 acres in eight states, as a member of the FSC International Board of Directors, as an FSC group certificate manager, and as an active participant in critical policy processes.

Uniboard Canada Inc.

For consistently offering FSC-certified engineered wood products in the North American building materials market.

Mike Kopetski & Frances Seymour

For using FSC-certified wood throughout their new home, including decking from a community forest in Guatemala and Accoya wood siding, in line with their long-standing global advocacy for sustainable forest management.

Tom & Marti Burbeck, and Architectural Resource, LLC for Burh Becc at Beacon Springs Farm

For using 100 percent FSC certified new wood, complemented by reclaimed wood products, in this LEED Platinum, Living Building home.

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center and HGA

For the Margaret A. Cargill Lodge, which used 100 percent FSC-certified wood in pursuit of Living Building Challenge certification.

City of Dublin, CA and Dahlin Group Architecture Planning

For the Emerald Glen Aquatic Center, which used FSC-certified wood products throughout, including Ipe-clad “wave” benches, and displays for educating visitors about FSC.